I am at a loss for words as to what is going on in the world today. Really am.
I accept that atrocities happen on a daily basis across the world at the moment, but nothing really hits home until it happens in your own country. Everything that happens is unacceptable and must, somehow, be stopped.
I don’t know or even pretend to understand the reasons behind why these people are doing what they are doing to people around the world. I’ve read what they have said but still can’t fully understand why. That may just be me, I am somewhat detached from the world of religion as I follow none, but when the battle turns to ordinary, everyday people; it must be stopped.
We’ve had Manchester, we’ve had two attacks on London bridges and now we have Finsbury Park.
Why? Can anyone tell me the answer?
What are a group of individuals coming out from their prayers at midnight on a Sunday – what exactly were they going to do, what was their threat? I just don’t understand.
All I know is, like so many others, I am deeply saddened by it all. So many families and friends have lost loved ones due to these mindless attacks. I am hugely proud to be English and I think the reaction and support given by an entire nation is astounding. We will not ever be divided and we will stand by any country in solidarity and support against these cowards.
“This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”